Enumerating TTS Engines using System.Speech.Synthesizer

Here is a quick and dirty C# console application that will list out the installed TTS engines and associated properties.  Make sure you add System.Speech to your project’s list of references. using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Speech; using System.Speech.Synthesis; using System.Speech.AudioFormat; namespace SelectVoice { class SelectVoice { static void Main(string[] args) { Console.WriteLine("SelectVoice Example"); SpeechSynthesizer…

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The "Mojave Experiment"

Check out the "Mojave Experiment", where Microsoft brought in people to show them a un-released version of Windows. Having been part of the Windows 95 team, and then shipped components in Windows 98, Windows 2000 and Windows Vista, I’m used to people complaining that the newest version of Windows is not as good at the…


Where can I get the Microsoft Bob SDK?

My friend and colleague Karin Meier is the person I work with when putting updated speech content into the Windows SDK. She recently blogged about some odd requests she’s gotten for old software.  One of them was "where can I get the Microsoft Bob SDK?".  I’ve been feeling nostalgic about Bob recently, as I visited…

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